College News


April 15, 2021
Story by Joe Vinduska
Photo by Brandon Steinert

The Barton Community College Instrumental Music Department will present its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m., April 23 in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The concert will feature instrumental music inspired by various geographical locations! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

This years’ experience will feature the Barton Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, and the Barton Rock Band. 

Barton Dance Theater will host a magical, fantasy-inspired spring concert titled “Once Upon a Time” at 7 p.m. April 29 and 30 in the Fine Arts Auditorium with a live-stream option available. Children ages 4 and younger get in free. Buying tickets in advance is recommended and additional ticket information can be found at 

April 9, 2021
Story by Joe Vinduska
Courtesy Photo Submitted

Dave Raynor has graced the stage with famous musicians such as Chuck Berry, Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers and Andy Williams to name a few. He’s played music all over the world and is a true master of guitar, and recently he took time out of his day to talk with students in Barton’s History of Rock and Roll class. 

April 9, 2021
Story by Joe Vinduska

Barton Community College’s Center for Adult Education will soon begin another nine-week GED Preparation Class. However, orientation sessions are required before starting the class. 
Students must attend all orientation sessions in-person, which will be held on May 11, 13 and 18. Students have the option of a 1-4 p.m. or 6-9 p.m. time slot. 

April 7, 2021
Story by Joe Vinduska

Barton Community College has announced its spring 2021 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society initiates. 

PTK is the international honor society for two-year colleges and symbolizes excellence in higher education.  Students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher are invited to join PTK. The PTK group at Barton spends significant time sponsoring local events as well as volunteering to support others’ events.

Barton students will give a special performance of dances, then lead a craft using basic household items to make a crown, teach storybook dances and much more. Children are encouraged to attend dressed up as their favorite fairytale characters. The cost is $10 per child and the event will be held on Zoom. Tickets are available at

April 1, 2021
Story by Joe Vinduska
Courtesy Photos submitted

On March 20, Barton’s STEM Club welcomed 4H’ers from around the region to participate in “Space Day” to help inspire kids’ imaginations and explorative spirit with STEM-inspired activities that increased the attendees’ knowledge and allowed their creativity to soar.